Lollar to Retire as Assistant Dean for Development

Larry Lollar is retiring as assistant dean for development after eight years of leading the school's fundraising and alumni relations efforts, including launching the school's $300 million capital campaign.

Be sure to say goodbye to Lollar this week as his last day is Friday, June 26.

Since joining Haas in fall 2001, Lollar has built a larger and more effective team that has raised $110 million of the $300 million Campaign for Haas goal.

Under Lollar’s leadership, the Haas Annual Fund grew from $1.6 million to more than $3 million a year in unrestricted gifts. Total giving to Haas has grown from approximately $11 million to more than $20 million annually during his tenure.

"Larry deserves great recognition and thanks for his many contributions to Haas," says Dean Lyons. "He has created a fundraising organization and culture that will benefit the school for many years to come. I know Haas will continue to increase its private funding from the programs that he has launched and the great people that he has recruited and trained."

In addition to his service to Haas, Lollar has been a leader on the UC Berkeley campus through his service on numerous committees, including chair of the Fundraising Council.

Michelle McClellan from the California Academy of Sciences will become assistant dean for development and alumni relations on July 20. Watch for more information about McClellan in the next issue of Haas NewsWire on July 20.